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A few days ago I shared a Thai Basil Beef recipe. It’s absolutely delicious. My husband suggested that I try to adapt that recipe to the autoimmune protocol diet. Once he tried my beef dish, he wanted the shrimp version which turned out to be a great idea! I think this Thai Basil Shrimp recipe is even more delicious than the beef and the basil flavor really shines with the delicate shrimp. It’s absolutely wonderful and a great weeknight dish.
Since this is a Thai recipe, Thai basil is usually used, but I had a hard time finding Thai basil. I even went to an Asian supermarket and couldn’t find it! I used Sweet Basil as a substitute but I encourage you to seek out Thai Basil and give it a try. It’s a little spicy compared to the sweet version but equally delicious.
Since this is such a simple recipe, you don’t need to do much prep. I whipped out my new cutting board from Uncommon Goods. It would make a great breadboard but works for small chopping jobs like I needed for this recipe.
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Thai Basil Shrimp
- 1 tablespoon Marsala Wine or whiskey (AIP Reintroduction)
- 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
- 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
- 1 pound Shrimp
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Starch
- 5 Garlic cloves chopped
- 6-8 Green Onions whites only, thinly sliced
- 1 cup Thai or Sweet Basil leaves packed
- Combine the wine and fish sauce in a small bowl and then set aside.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, pepper and arrowroot starch over the shrimp and then toss.
- Heat your wok over high heat.
- Sear the shrimp until just cooked, about 2 minutes, then remove from the wok, and set aside.
- Add the rest of the olive oil in the pan along with the garlic, onion and the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry for a few minutes.
- Toss the shrimp back in and stir-fry for another few minutes.
- Next fold in the basil until it’s just wilted then remove from the heat.
- Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
- Serve immediately.